Romeo and Juliet Theme Essay

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Romeo and Juliet Theme Essay Romeo and Juliet is based around death and violence more than it is love. On the assumption that Romeo and Juliet is a play that largely revolves around death and violence. Then the Violence and death within the play is always connected to passion whether the Passion is associated with Love or hate because all of it always reverts back to death and not love. Even though Shakespeare's play “Romeo and Juliet” largely revolves around the tragic story of the star crossed lovers, Shakespeare has interpreted a side of conflict and violence into this tragic love story. Throughout the play we follow the lives of Romeo and Juliet whose forbidden love causes the deaths of six different people including themselves. Romeo and Juliet never meant to harm anybody but like in any good tragic love story fate tends to get in the way. When Mercutio lies dying he asks Romeo why he stepped in between whim and Tybalt causing him to be stabbed and all Romeo had to say was “I thought all for the best.” The first to die in “Romeo and Juliet” is Mercutio; he is killed in a sword fight against Tybalt defending Romeos honor because Romeo refused to fight Tybalt who came looking for a duel with Romeo because Romeo did not want to hurt anyone from Juliet’s family. Romeo states to Tybalt before Mercutio takes up his sword to duel Tybalt in Romeos Stead is “Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage to such a greeting. Villain am I none. Therefore, farewell. I see thou know’st me not.” And when he was unsuccessful in stopping the duel being fought in front him he jumps into the duel to stop it but only gives Tybalt the opportunity to stab Mercutio underneath Romeos arm. Mercutio’s death set the ball rolling as all the deaths after are related to this and as the death of Mercutio is caused by Romeos
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